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When a flight lands in Wilmington for an emergency, is the landing fee waived?

Ken Little
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Q. Recently a flight from Ottawa to Cuba landed at Wilmington International Airport because of a sick passenger. Is the airline charged the usual landing fee or is the fee waived for emergencies?

A. The airline is charged the standard landing fee for touching down at ILM, said Jon Rosborough, airport director.

The fee is not waived for emergencies such as the one on Dec. 1, he added.

The Air Transat flight originating in Montreal was en route to Cuba when the medical emergency forced the Airbus 330 to land at ILM.


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Why call it Wilmington International Airport if all commercial flights are domestic?

Now that there two TSA lanes at the airport, will one be a Pre-Check lane for frequent travelers?


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